Tanda Medical College under investigation after 5 unnatural deaths
Kangra: Subsequent to the death of five people, including four women, in the last 48 hours at Dr Rajinder Prasad Government Medical College at Tanda (Tanda Medical College), investigations under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code were initiated against the institute
Police sources told UNI that two women had succumbed to their injuries in Tanda Medical College. SHO Police station Bharmour Nitin Kumar said that a 90-year-old female patient had received burn injuries on October 3 and was rushed to Chamba hospital.
On October 4, she was referred to Tanda Medical College, where she succumbed to her injuries. The victim could not depose her statement before police or doctors.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the Himachal Pradesh High Court had rejected a petition filed by the State Government challenging the judgment of a single bench quashing the State Government’s order to mandatorily retire the principal of Tanda Medical College, following the death of an MBBS student.
The death of the MBBS student sparked great controversy and criticism for the medical college management. The gravity of the case led to the condemnation of even the State government. Voices were raised demanding justice for the deceased.
The matter was also looked into by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Besides, a committee inquired the reasons for the death of the medico and submitted its report.
Deliberating the report, the state government decided to suspend the principal in charge of the medical college. The principal submitted his stance to the government. However, dissatisfied by the response and submissions made by the principal, the Government concluded to compulsorily retire him from service.
The court had noted that the single judge, therefore, has not committed any irregularity or illegality while concluding that the order, with respect to the imposition of penalty of compulsory retirement, is not legally sustainable.